‘Later This Week…’ Report Claims Celtic Are Close To Confirming Third Summer Signing

‘Later This Week…’ Report Claims Celtic Are Close To Confirming Third Summer Signing

Celtic are expected to confirm the permanent signing of Benfica winger Jota “later this week”, according to O Jogo.

The publication claims the Hoops are ready to trigger their option to buy the 23-year-old for €7.5m (£6.4m), with Benfica having included a substantial 25% sell-on clause as part of the deal.

Supporters have had to remain patient for news on Jota. There has been talk in the Portuguese media for a number of weeks that the player will sign for the Scottish champions on a permanent basis, but there has been no official announcement up until now.

A decision on Jota’s future will have to be made by the end of June, when his loan at Celtic expires, so things will come to a head very soon.

If Jota’s move is finally confirmed, the Portuguese winger will become the Hoops’ third signing of the summer after Cameron Carter-Vickers and Benjamin Siegrist.